It’s been a two month turnaround for Barcelona, with Xavi’s fingerprints all over the new look Blaugrana. But how did he do it? After scoring 4 goals in 6 different matches over 2 months, I’m ready to say that Xavi fixed Barcelona.
Xavi’s tactics as manager of FC Barcelona are still a bit of a mystery, but his philosophy may give away some of what he wants to do. Whether it’s a 3-4-3, a 4-3-3, or a 3-5-2, it’s apparent that Xavi wants his team to use the ball to their advantage. Some players will fit the […]
On episode 302, Dan and Emile discuss the first things that Xavi should do as manager of FC Barcelona. They talk training, fitness, ideology, injuries, and much more! Running Order: What should Xavi’s first actions as manager be? Will Xavi bench his friends? How would training change? What are fair expectations for Xavi? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS […]
Since Johan Cruyff returned to Barcelona in 1988, La Masia has produced some of the best players that the world has ever seen. The Barcelona Podcast counts down the Top 10 players to come from the fabled academy.
On episode 186, Dan and Francesc discuss Lionel Messi’s reaction to the pay-cut agreement with the club. Then your hosts talk about the Top 50 Ranking of the best players in FC Barcelona history. They make their picks for omissions, players ranked too high or too low, and much more! Top 50 Ranking: HERE Running Order: Was Messi right to […]
The Barcelona Podcast counts down the top 50 players in FC Barcelona history. Can you guess the top 10?
A new manager, but same old Barcelona Podcast! On episode 174, Dan and Francesc discuss what the arrival of Quique Setién will mean for the club in both the short-term and long-term. They talk Setién’s path to Barcelona, Valverde’s legacy, the Xavi fiasco, the injury to Luis Suárez, Riqui Puig, and much more! Running Order: […]
On episode 171 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc take turns drafting Barcelona’s Team of the Decade! It’s Lionel Messi, Xavi, Sergio Busquets…. but why is Adriano in one of the teams? Running Order: Who got to draft Messi? Will Xavi, Iniesta, and Sergio Busquets wind up on the same team? Who has the […]
From Lionel Messi to Dani Alves, FC Barcelona’s squad has been one of the world’s best for the last decade. But who would make Barcelona’s Best XI from the last 10 years?
By guest contributor Emile Avanessian (@hardwoodhype). Between the departure of Xavi following the 2014-15 season and that of Andrés Iniesta this past spring, FC Barcelona suffered losses in midfield in three calendar years on par with arguably any team in the history of club football. In terms of technical skill, institutional knowledge and a preternatural […]